We’ve compiled quotes from UFC fighters that have provided their UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya predictions. Here’s what they had to say.
Kelvin Gastelum: “Izzy (Adesanya) obviously has a variety of tools that he uses in his fights. Rob (Whittaker) has just the right tools to beat Izzy. I’m rooting for Izzy.”
Paul Felder: “I’m leaning towards Whittaker in that fight, just because of experience. I think Adesanya will have his day, and he will reign [as] champion of the division. But I think he kind of catapulted a little too soon, and maybe I’ll eat my words on that bet. But I’m going with the safe bet and go with the champion.”
Joanne Calderwood: “Oh man, those two… They’re really good fighters. The’yre really nice fighters and awesome. I think Robert Whittaker is going to grind out a decision.”
Andrea Lee: “I’m going to say Israel.”
Davi Ramos: “It’s going to be a good fight. Those guys are amazon. I think Whittaker has a little more of a ground game. “
Edson Barboza: “Both guys are great strikers. I really hope that nobody gets knocked out fast.”
Dan Hardy: “Obviously Robert Whittaker is an excellent champion and a great striker. He has great takedown defense in a few of his fights as well. Maybe the damage he took against Romero can play as a factor in this bout. Izzy is a fresh new contender. Whittaker has the better fundamentals though so I think he may keep his belt.”